Public Administration

Georgia College & State University
United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
2 years
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Entry Requirements


Prospective students seeking admission to the MPA program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and show promise of high quality work at the graduate level. There is no specific undergraduate course of study for admission. However, students demonstrating marginal achievement may be advised to take preparatory course work. The deadline for submitting applications for the Fall semester is August 1, the deadline for submitting applications for the Spring semester is November 1 and the deadline for Summer semester is April 1.

All application materials must be filed with the Graduate Admissions Office. These materials consist of the following: (1) the application forms; (2) official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants need only submit scores from the GRE general test, not from a subject test.



Basic Curriculum (12 Semester Hours)
PUAD 6538: Public Administration and the Public Service (3 hours)
PUAD 6558: Public Personnel Management (3 hours)
PUAD 6568: Administrative Law for the Public Manager (3 hours)
PUAD 6578: Public Finance and Budgeting (3 hours)

Advanced Curriculum (9 Semester Hours)
PUAD 6601: Policy Making, Implementation, and Evaluation (3 hours)
PUAD 6605: Quantitative Techniques in Public Administration (3 hours)
PUAD 6615: Administrative Ethics (3 hours) or
PUAD 6625: Intergovernmental Relations (3 hours)

Electives (15 Semester Hours)

Career Assessment Project or Internship (0 Hours)
PUAD 6689: Career Assessment Project (in-service students) or
PUAD 6960: Internship (pre-service students)

Thesis Option (6 Elective Semester Hours)
PUAD 6971: Thesis Research Design (3 hours)
PUAD 6972: Thesis Writing and Development (3 hours)
PUAD 6973: Thesis Defense

Total Semester hours: 36

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